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Old 02-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Good MX track for noobs

What is a good MX track for a dirt riding noob? Trying to find the best place for my maiden voyage. My main concern is jumping. I would prefer a place that is forgiving for over or under shooting a jump until I get comfortable with the timing and flow of it. So a slower course with mostly tabletops so I don't have to worry about undershooting it and one that doesn't get me to far from earth in case I overshoot it if such a place even exists.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Rio Bravo on East Mt. Houston...
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3 Palms is a large facility with a few tracks to choose from. Great place and would probably suit your needs.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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3 Palms is a large facility with a few tracks to choose from. Great place and would probably suit your needs.
I was checking that place out. It looks awesome. Bunch of different tracks, camping, can bring the pooch, fishing, swimming. It looks like hillbilly heaven. From the looks of it, the woods course seems like it would be best.
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Which track? Was having a hard time finding info on the individual tracks there.
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Rio Bravo was nice to me my first time out on the dirt. That is until we left the grounds and hit a few trails, then my fat hit the ground a few time.
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I was checking that place out. It looks awesome. Bunch of different tracks, camping, can bring the pooch, fishing, swimming. It looks like hillbilly heaven. From the looks of it, the woods course seems like it would be best.
The RIVER tracks (I think that's what it's called at 3Palms and the track at the back of the Rio property that runs parallel to the 1/4 track) flow pretty well and seem natural. A couple of good short doubles, step ups, and a few long table tops... Any MX track can be a good place to learn...just be aware of your surroundings and others (in particular the faster peeps) and don't leave yourself vulnerable to being landed on by the badasses who are clearing doubles and triples and are travelling at double or greater your speed. Rio Bravo soon??? We need a meet there for a late afternoon/evening of riding.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #9
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i would suggest swmx near rosenberg, for your first time, being that there is almost no one there and you can ride at your own pace.

but as mentioned before, rio or 3 palms are great.

have fun out there!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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Rio and 3trees for me. Sam Houston National Forest is my current local favorite playground.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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I will secont SWMX for the same reasons and it is a easy track to learn on. it is really nice when it is preped right. All tables out there. Nothing that is do or die and you can ride any track you want, just get out there and do it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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OK HERE'S THE SCOOP

I SUGGEST ULTIMATE IN ALVIN
THIS IS THE SAFEST TRACK IN HOUSTON
GLENN DESIGNED THE TRACK TO HAVE NO BLIND JUMPS
GREAT BERMS, DIRT AND BEGINNER JUMPS
NOT THE FASTEST CROWD IN TOWN
$20 BUCKS

RIO BRAVO IS AWESOME!!!!
GREAT FLO AND ELEVATION CHANGE
TRACK NORMALY GET DRY AFTER 1-2 ISH
LOTS OF VINTAGE BIKES OUT THERE
OUTDOOR AND SX STYLE TRACKS PLUS TRAILS
FASTER PACE RIDING
$15 WITH MEMBERSHIP
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3 PALMS HAS IT ALL
GREAT PREP MOST OF THE TIME
GOOD FLOWING TRACKS FROM BEGINNER TO PRO
FASTEST GUYS IN TOWN ARE THERE ALL THE TIME
$18 WITH MEMBERSHIP
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$ 25 W/O MEMBERSHIP

SWMX IS ALRIGHT
NOT MY FAVORITE TRACK
HAS SOME FUN JUMPS
PREP JOBS ARE NOT CONSTANTLY DONE
BUT YOU WILL HAVE THE TRACK TO YOURSELF TO LEARN

SO ALL IN ALL IF I WERE YOU HEAD TO ULTIMATE FIRST TIME OUT
THEN HIT THE OTHER TRACKS

IF YOU WANT GIVE ME A SHOUT WE RIDE EVERY SUNDAY ALTERNATING TRACKS AROUND TOWN. I WILL BE MORE THAN WILLING TO SHOW YOU THE ROPES.



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Old 02-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #13
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I agree on ultimate. Nothing too big, everything can be rolled over smoothly and there's 2 small pitbike tracks too warm up on. Always a friendly crowd and never too crowded.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #14
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another vote for ultimate MX being one of the best noob friendly tracks. i used to travel from Spring down there to learn/ride because I felt the most comfortable being a beginner riding there.

my favorite though has to be 3palms and highlands.
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